VERSE & VINO: A Charlotte literary tradition now in its sixth year, Verse & Vino is the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation’s signature fundraising event. It’s meant to celebrate the joy of reading, and to reflect on the importance of libraries and literacy with New York Times best-selling authors. The evening includes wine and food. 6 p.m. Nov. 7, Charlotte Convention Center. $150. The event is sold out, but you can add your name to the waiting list: Verse&VinoWaitingList.
EXPLORE HISTORY: CHARLOTTE DURING THE REVOLUTION: In honor of Veteran's Day, Tom Phlegar will share stories of Revolutionary War events that occurred right here in our own backyards. Past President of Charlotte's Son of the American Revolution and a reenactor known for his period appropriate uniforms, Tom will share pictures and stories of dozens of exact locations that are significant to Mecklenburg County's amazing history during the Revolutionary War era of the 1770s and 1780s. Presented by Wells Fargo Private Bank. 3-4:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at The Duke Mansion, 400 Hermitage Road. Free, but reservation required: ExploreHistory.
CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: Upcoming concerts are Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9 at Knight Theater; Patriotic Pops, a salute to veterans 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 and 16 at Belk Theater; Dvořák's New World Symphony, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 and 23 at Belk Theater. Tickets prices and more details: 704-972-2000; charlottesymphony.org.
HEARTS ON FIRE LAUNCH PARTY: With its perfect hearts and fire burst patterns, Hearts On Fire is known as the world’s most perfectly cut diamond. The line is now being carried by Perry’s Diamonds & Estate Jewelry. To celebrate, Perry’s is hosting a Hearts on Fire launch event. Shop an expanded collection of diamond fashion jewelry and engagement rings plus exclusive items only available at the event. Enjoy a free gift with all Hearts on Fire purchases made at the event. Nov. 7-9. Perry’s Diamonds & Estate Jewelry, 6525 Morrison Blvd. #100. RSVP: 704-364-1391 or perrysevent.com.
HOUSE OF NOMAD SHOP GRAND OPENING: Come shop House of Nomad’s finds from Bali, Morocco, Mexico and Turkey, as well as favorite things from local and national vendors, during the shop’s grand opening on Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Drop in for mimosas and breakfast bites (10 a.m. to noon), an afternoon/evening glass of champagne or small bites during our extended hours (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.). All attendees receive 15% off. 1935 Brunswick Avenue. 980-237-6799; houseofnomaddesign.com.
HARVEY B. GANTT CENTER FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN ARTS + CULTURE: 551 S. Tryon Street. The center hosts art exhibitions, performances, education programs and events that celebrate the contributions of Africans and African-Americans to our nation’s culture. Hours are Sunday 1-5 p.m.; closed Monday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission is $9; $7 for college students, educators, military and seniors. 704-547-3700; ganttcenter.
MCCOLL CENTER FOR ART + INNOVATION: 721 N. Tryon Street. Hours are 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Free. 704-332-5335; mccollcenter.org.
MINT MUSEUM RANDOLPH: 2730 Randolph Road. Hours are 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday; closed Monday and Tuesday. Admission is free for museum members; $15 for adults; $10 for college students and ages 65 and older; $6 for ages 5-17; free for 4 and younger. 704-337-2000; mint museum.org
MINT MUSEUM UPTOWN: 500 S. Tryon Street at Levine Center for the Arts, 500 S. Tryon St. Hours are 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday; closed Monday and Tuesday. Admission is free for museum members; $15 for adults; $10 for college students and ages 65 and older; $6 for ages 5-17; free for 4 and younger. 704-337-2000; mint museum.org
ANNE NEILSON FINE ART: 532 Governor Morrison Street. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. 704-496-9181; anneneilsonfineart
ELDER GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY ART: 1520 S. Tryon St. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.704-370-6337; www.eldergalleryclt.com
JERALD MELBERG GALLERY: 625 S. Sharon Amity Road. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. 704-365-3000; jeraldmelberg
NEW GALLERY OF MODERN ART: Through June 10: Jan-Ru Wan’s The Residue of Being and Isaac Payne’s These Are The Vistas. 435 S. Tryon St., Suite 110. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. 704-373-1464; www.newgalleryofmodernart.com
SHAIN GALLERY: 2823 Selwyn Avenue. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 704-334-7744; shaingallery.com
SOCO GALLERY: 421 Providence Road. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. 980-498-2811; www.soco-gallery.com
HISTORIC ROSEDALE PLANTATION: Historic Part of Charlotte’s history since 1815. In those early days, it was three miles out of town. Today, it is an urban oasis that has survived the development around it. Located on about 9 acres, the restored historic house, recreated blacksmith shop, and verdant and blooming gardens give visitors a look back at life in earlier times, as well as an invitation to explore the grounds and big tree museum. The home is open only during tours (check the website for tour times). 3427 N. Tryon Street. 704-335-0325; historicrosedale.